Developing a conflict resolution theoretical framework for principals, leaders, teachers and whole school staff

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Description

This project will research, develop and create a conflict resolution theoretical framework for schools, including principals, leaders, teachers and whole school staff. This research will provide:
  • An understanding of the current theories and best practices in conflict resolution in schools
  • An understanding of the causes of conflict
  • An understanding of the benefits to proactively supporting members of the school community in the development of conflict resolution skills. This includes:
    • Recognising early warning signs
    • Identifying behaviours
    • How to remain calm in a confrontation
    • Negotiation skills
  • The need to align expectations and behaviour management procedures with a conflict resolution approach to support student engagement and success
  • The impact unresolved conflict has on school climate including:
    • Relationship
    • Productivity
    • Engagement
    • Sense of community
    • Academic success

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Aim

To provide principals, leaders, teachers and whole school staff regarding school conflict resolution research based framework.